Posts Tagged ‘death’

Shraddha Period

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Monday 24th September – Monday 8th October

Sraddha period is a very important time for those with deceased parents and grandparents, as during this period offerings are made to help the soul of the ancestor on its journey. Ancestors are important because we owe them our very existence, so the least we can do is to help them, even though they have disappeared from our sight.

The Shraddh season falls every year at the same time in the lunar calendar. Its date will, however, move around the normal calendar that everyone else uses, the solar calendar. Shraddh lasts for one fortnight from the beginning of the lunar month of Ashwin, which this years falls from the 24th September until the 8th October inclusive.

The Shraddh ceremony is something that everyone is meant to do for anyone in the family that has passed away. When ceremonies are performed for the benefit of our ancestors they are generally known as pitri yajna, and they are one of the major yajnas to be performed each day. While daily yajnas can take the form of simply offering food and water, the Shraddh ceremony is a special observance each year. Since everyone does it, it is easy to remember. In India it is a collective Day of Remembrance in which everyone offers their heartfelt gratitude to the departed loved ones.

Typical activities for Shraddh will vary but in the circles of the devotee community – those who worship Krishna – we offer foods, water and lamps to Krishna and then offer them to photographs of the ancestors. If there is no photo then their names are announced in the sankalpa or declaration of intent at the beginning of the ceremony. A visit to the temple is also advised during this period, to offer our prayers and seek Lord Krishnas blessings. Feeding of the cows at the goshalla is also recommended. When visiting the temple offerings are made of foodstuffs or donations. (please do not donate any more chapati flour as our stocks are overflowing and we have enough to last us a long time.)

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What donations can I make during Sraddha

(please do not donate any more chapati flour as our stocks are overflowing and we have enough to last us a long time.)

Existence: The Atma Paradigm

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

A synthesis of ancient philosophy & latest science

with Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)

building-teams

In this four-part series, Akhandadhi das tries to resolve the big questions:

            What is consciousness? Where does it come from?

                        What’s moving matter? Are there different states of reality?

                                    What is life? How do species appear?

                                                What’s driving the Universe? What’s beyond?

If you’re dismayed with the arguments between chance and creationism, then discover a rational third option with The Atma Paradigm – a radical modern take on current scientific evidence inspired by some ancient ideas.

If you love science, but worry about its paradoxes, inconsistencies and absurdities, The Atma Paradigm offers a logical model that resolves the contradictions and offers a testable set of propositions.

If you suspect there is more to life and the universe than just the chemistry and physics of inert particles, then the Atma Paradigm adds a dimension that conserves will, purpose, freedom, love and transcendence.

Warning: –  These talks do rock a few boats.

The Mystery of

Consciousness & the Self

The Mystery of


Matter & Energy

Sat 25th April 2015

2pm–5pm

Sat 2nd May 2015

2pm–5pm

(1.45pm: catch-up if you missed previous talk)

  • When science goes bad
  • Why science needs philosophy
  • Consciousness: The Hard Problem
  • Can you trust your senses?
  • Terminator model of perception
  • Who controls your brain?
  • Keeping neuroscience real.
  • Who’s the brain talking to?
  • Who do you think you are?
  • What is this stuff we call matter?
  • Where does it come from?
  • We need a bigger box to put it in.
  • The quantum quandary
  • Matter & consciousness: a chicken & egg issue?
  • What organises chaos?
  • Is mind under or over matter?
  • Intention and manifestation

 

The Mystery of


Life & Existence

The Mystery of

the 
Universe & Beyond

Sat 9th May 2015

2pm–5pm

(1.45pm: catch-up if you missed previous talk)

Sat 16th May 2015

2pm–5pm

(1.45pm: catch-up if you missed previous talk)

  • What makes life alive?
  • The information of natural selection
  • Why species evolve
  • Are humans special?
  • The arrow of evolution
  • A mechanism for new species
  • Co-intentional transformation
  • What’s love got to do with it?
  • The vehicle of consciousness
  • Cosmic conundrums
  • Free lunch universe
  • The multiverse monkey cage
  • The universe: the playground of consciousness
  • What’s at time t=0
  • When the universe is just an idea.
  • “Our bodies are made of stardust, but our minds made the stars”
  • How far back can we go?

Course Dates: Saturdays 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May 2015
Times: 2pm – 5pm (all Saturdays)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 for any one of these sessions, £25 for all sessions

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

For all sessions

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


For any one session 

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


akhandadhiAbout Speaker: Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)  is a teacher of Vedanta philosophy and has researched its relevance with the most recent discoveries in physics and biology. He is best known for his regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Wales.

Akhandadhi das has held numerous positions of leadership over the past 40 years in ISKCON. Most recently, he has acted in an advisory capacity for some of the leading projects across the UK, helping them to success on many fronts. He was also central in the decade-long campaign in the mid-80s to keep Bhaktivedanta Manor open, and led the temple to safety.

Akhandadhi das’ breadth and depth of knowledge is astounding. He has been researching into science and it’s practical application for many a year, and has some insights that could transform your perspective on life, the universe, and everything – forever. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity.

Existence: The Atma Paradigm

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A synthesis of ancient philosophy & latest science – with Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)

building-teams

In this four-part series, Akhandadhi das tries to resolve the big questions:

            What is consciousness? Where does it come from?

                        What’s moving matter? Are there different states of reality?

                                    What is life? How do species appear?

                                                What’s driving the Universe? What’s beyond?

If you’re dismayed with the arguments between chance and creationism, then discover a rational third option with The Atma Paradigm – a radical modern take on current scientific evidence inspired by some ancient ideas.

If you love science, but worry about its paradoxes, inconsistencies and absurdities, The Atma Paradigm offers a logical model that resolves the contradictions and offers a testable set of propositions.

If you suspect there is more to life and the universe than just the chemistry and physics of inert particles, then the Atma Paradigm adds a dimension that conserves will, purpose, freedom, love and transcendence.

Warning: –  These talks do rock a few boats.

The Mystery of

Consciousness & the Self

The Mystery of


Matter & Energy

2pm–5pm, Sat, 25th April 2015

2pm–5pm, Sat, 2nd May 2015

1.45pm Catch-up if you missed previous talk

  • When science goes bad
  • Why science needs philosophy
  • Consciousness: The Hard Problem
  • Can you trust your senses?
  • Terminator model of perception
  • Who controls your brain?
  • Keeping neuroscience real.
  • Who’s the brain talking to?
  • Who do you think you are?
  • What is this stuff we call matter?
  • Where does it come from?
  • We need a bigger box to put it in.
  • The quantum quandary
  • Matter & consciousness: a chicken & egg issue?
  • What organises chaos?
  • Is mind under or over matter?
  • Intention and manifestation

 

The Mystery of


Life & Existence

The Mystery of

the 
Universe & beyond

2pm–5pm, Sat, 9th May 2015

1.45pm Catch-up if you missed previous talks

2pm–5pm, Sat, 16th May 2015

1.45pm Catch-up if you missed previous talks

  • What makes life alive?
  • The information of natural selection
  • Why species evolve
  • Are humans special?
  • The arrow of evolution
  • A mechanism for new species
  • Co-intentional transformation
  • What’s love got to do with it?
  • The vehicle of consciousness
  • Cosmic conundrums
  • Free lunch universe
  • The multiverse monkey cage
  • The universe: the playground of consciousness
  • What’s at time t=0
  • When the universe is just an idea.
  • “Our bodies are made of stardust, but our minds made the stars”
  • How far back can we go?

Course Dates: Saturdays 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May 2015
Times: 2pm – 5pm (all Saturdays)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 for any one of these sessions, £25 for all sessions

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539314457.

For all sessions

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


For any one session 

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


akhandadhiAbout Speaker: Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)  is a teacher of Vedanta philosophy and has researched its relevance with the most recent discoveries in physics and biology. He is best known for his regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Wales.

Akhandadhi das has held numerous positions of leadership over the past 40 years in ISKCON. Most recently, he has acted in an advisory capacity for some of the leading projects across the UK, helping them to success on many fronts. He was also central in the decade-long campaign in the mid-80s to keep Bhaktivedanta Manor open, and led the temple to safety.

Akhandadhi das’ breadth and depth of knowledge is astounding. He has been researching into science and it’s practical application for many a year, and has some insights that could transform your perspective on life, the universe, and everything – forever. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity.